Apple cider vinegar: Can it help weight loss?

All this week we are looking at the supposed health benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar. Many consumers of ACV claim it is good for weight loss. So we asked three experts to weigh in. ABC10's Dina Kupfer brings us their professional opinions.

The buzz online from a lot of bloggers is that apple cider vinegar can help you lose weight, but is it too good to be true? Turns out, it might not be!

“One of things that Apple Cider Vinegar can do is increase satiety which means you might not eat as much,” says Dr. Dennis Godby, a primary care physician in natural approaches, “If a person eats a complex or simple carbohydrate diet and take the vinegar, you’re going to see a 200-calorie reduction in your daily calorie intake.”

Dr. Jaiwant Rangi, an Internal Medicine Physician and Endocrinologist, said that apple cider vinegar can also help empty the stomach faster. "What that means is that your stomach has to empty at a certain rate," Rangi says, "Food will sit in the stomach longer and send signals to your brain that you're not hungry which will help curb your appetite."

Though as turns out that there might be some truth to this theory, don’t hold your breath just yet. Dietitian Karina Knight says there have been studies about apple cider vinegar and weight loss, but the results weren’t all there.

“There have been studies in Asia regarding this theory," she said, "Conductors noticed that people who took the apple cider vinegar lost one or two pounds more than those who didn’t, but it wasn’t too significant to say it was the vinegar that helped."

So according to our experts, it might be worth a shot to try two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar in a glass of water to help with weight loss. Just be sure to include your proper diet and exercise routines.
 

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